What Is A Domain Name?

by | Aug 13, 2017 | What is..? |

Here at Start Your Business online, my domain name is https://startyourbusinessonline.com


While many times we think of this as both a website and a domain name – it is really just my domain name. My website is where you are looking. It is the structure built to house my online business.

I can use my domain name for both my website and my email address.  So, if you wanted to leave me an email you can do so at 

jackie@startyourbusinessonline.comPasture in Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire, England

It’s like if you were to purchase a plot of land on which to build a business. Upon purchasing the land, you only have the land. A business doesn’t magically appear. There is no physical building – no store. The domain name is like the land and the store is the website. You build your website to live on your domain name. You can’t have a website without a domain name, but you can have a domain name without a website.